The Illinois EMS Region IV Coalition is involved in a number of
activities related to enhancing pediatric emergency care and injury
prevention initiatives within the southwestern sector of our state.
Region IV is comprised of
the following counties: Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair,
Region IV EMSC
Libby Didriksen, MD: Chairperson
meetings are held from 12noon - 2pm in the Physician Office Building at Anderson
October 2012 EMSC minutes (38k)
July 2012 EMSC minutes (36k)
April 2012 EMSC minutes (37k)
January 2012 EMSC minutes (25k)
October 2011 EMSC minutes (25k)
July 2011 EMSC minutes (26k)
January 2011 EMSC minutes (13k)
October 2010 EMSC minutes (18k)
July 2010 EMSC minutes (64k)
April 2010 EMSC minutes
January 2010 EMSC minutes (16k)
Hospitals in EMS Region IV participate in the voluntary facility recognition
program, where emergency departments who meet specific criteria requirements
related to Physician and Nursing training/coverage, pediatric protocols,
quality improvement activities and pediatric equipment items receive
recognition by the Illinois Department of Public Health. As part of the
process, each hospital has a pediatric liaison, who meets quarterly with all
pediatric liaisons in the Region to discuss pediatric care and how to
improve care and outcomes.
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses are available.
American Heart Association
2013 PALS Courses
All classes start at 8:00 am
February 5 & 6, Provider
March 7 & 8, Provider
September 5 & 6, Provider
October 29 & 30, Provider
EMS System Coordinators throughout the Region organize conduction of the
Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professional (PEPP) course to
prehospital personnel. This 2-day course is offered on a regular basis.
the EMSC Coalition presents a pediatric conference for pre-hospital
providers and nurses. The agenda addresses pediatric care needs. The
all-day conference provides pediatric continuing education to all
Community Education and Injury Prevention
offer injury prevention education to various school districts and community
to Care: Targets 4th grade. This program offers kids
information on decision making, peer pressure, alcohol and other drugs.
Safety: Targets high school. This program is
presented during drivers education classes. The information covers driver
safety issues including seat belt use and driving under the influence.
SAFE Sitter Program
The SAFE Sitter Program
is a babysitting training program aimed at preparing young adolescents for
the responsibilities that they undertake as a babysitter.
Each year the EMSC
Coalition partners with the Telephone Pioneer Group to provide shoes and
socks to needy children in the area. Local school nurses evaluate children
in their school district and identify those that are in need of shoes and
socks. The children are then taken by bus to a local shoe store and fitted
for shoes and socks. This occurs each year from November through January,
and typically serves 300 to 400 kids annually.